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The Ultimate Holiday Getaway for Families: Going to California

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

California – often the most toured state in America. From surfing to hiking and frolicking through amusement parks, there’s something to do for everyone. And when the holidays come around, it’s no different. If you’re seeking the perfect family getaway for the holidays, consider these California attractions:

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It’s almost doesn’t get any better. Everyone knows about the most magical place on Earth – visit Disneyland and California Adventure for people of all ages. Catch the 9pm Disneyland World of Color show and hop on Mickey’s Fun Wheel at California Adventure. If you’re seeking a real thrill, ride California Screamin’! It’ll be a holiday memory never to forget.

In and Out Burger
Craving one of the most famous fast food restaurants there is? California is known for its several In and Out Burger locations – saves you money during this pricey time of year and gets the family together for an inexpensive, yet fun meal.

San Francisco
Head north to San Francisco to visit the infamous Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Have dinner together at Fishermen’s Wharf or take a quick drive to Sausalito for an afternoon hike. Northern California has many attractions for the family and views like you’ve never seen them before.

Drive south of San Francisco ad you’ll come across Monterey County and Pacific Grove – a relaxing area for those looking for downtime this holiday season. While there are many California beaches, none are quite like these. Plus, you are only minutes from the Monarch Grove butterfly Sanctuary – a place where monarch butterflies migrate around this time of year.

Need the perfect hotel to complete your holiday getaway? Butterfly Grove Inn is conveniently nestled adjacent to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and close to many other California attractions. Give us a call at 831-250-8191 to look your stay!

4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Travel

Posted on: November 23rd, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Thinking about traveling with your family this holiday season? They say traveling is the one thing that makes you richer – that makes you experience life a little more to its fullest. Whether it be California or across the Atlantic, here are four reasons to be thankful for travel:

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Reason #1: Reunite with loved ones
The holidays are that one time of year when we know we will be surrounded by all of our family and friends. There’s nothing more special than this time of year, and it’s the perfect opportunity to interact with those we love most.

Reason #2: See the world
We often limit ourselves in our everyday lives – we wake up, go to work, drop kids off at school, cook our usual meal, go to the gym, watch our favorite film, and do it all over again. But when we broaden our horizons, we can see that our routines limit us to very small daily occurrences.

Reason #3: Experience a unique event
All around the world, one-of-a-kind events are taking place. The monarch butterfly migration in Pacific Grove, California is the perfect example of a unique event that occurs annually this time of year – where you can see the migration of thousands of butterflies all in one location.

Reason #4: Appreciate the little things
When you visit a third-world country, it can open your eyes to the little things that we often take for granted – clean water, beautiful houses, easy transportation, and good health. But unless you travel to these places, it can be easy to overlook these “luxuries”.

If you’re looking for a place with special events and beautiful sights for the entire family, come visit Pacific Grove, California! The weather is pleasant, the ocean is magnificent, and the events are endless. The Butterfly Grove Inn is the perfect, quaint little getaway for everyone to retreat. Give us a call at 831-250-8191 to reserve your room today.

Thanksgiving Weekend in Monterey County 2016

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Looking for a fun way to stay busy this Thanksgiving? Come to Monterey County and bring the whole family with you! From bright lights to shopping, there are so many ways to kick off the holiday season in the area. Here is your weekend itinerary for you and the whole family:

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Friday, November 25th
Black Friday means shopping! Stop by Z Folio Gallery on Cannery Row to jumpstart your holiday season. There will be art, music, and candlelight, unique jewelry, decor, and more! Live music and refreshments.

Saturday, November 26th
If you’re still in the area, stop by Cannery Row again for the 22nd annual tree lighting. From balloon artists to Christmas carolers, elves, and reindeer, this is an event for the whole family – you won’t want to miss it.

Sunday, November 27th
Sunday marks the return of the Holiday Parade of Lights on the streets of Oldtown Salinas. This is a free event rain or moonshine, starting at 6pm! Famous for colorful lights and musical guests.

If you’re in Monterey County are are looking for a quaint getaway close by, let Butterfly Grove Inn pamper you! We are in the heart of it all – from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.  Give us a call at 831-250-8191 to reserve your room today.

5 Reasons to Visit California Right Now

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

California is one of the most visited states in the country, and rightfully so! From warm winters to unique scenery, there is no other place like it. And we must say, fall is an underrated time of year to stop by. Here are five reasons why:

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1. Weather: The temps in California during summer can be hot and humid at times. The fall is a bit different – the temperatures are mild and the humidity drops. Did we also mention sunshine? It’s one of the most pleasant places to be around this time of year.

2. Mountains: From Yosemite to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the landscape is breathtaking. California is home to some of the most spectacular mountainous views in the country.

3. City: From San Francisco all the way down to Los Angeles, there is plenty to do for families, couples, and friends. Wine tastings, Thanksgiving runs, foodie festivities, and more – the events are endless.

4. Colors: Fall in California does happen! There is a good chance you will see the last of colorful, falling leaves as you take in the fresh air.

5. Butterflies: Monarch butterfly season is back! This is perhaps one of the most unique and rare occurrences in California, and you don’t want to miss it. Pacific Grove is the place to be to get up close and experience the migration at its finest.

To make a reservation at our Butterfly Grove Inn, which is conveniently nestled adjacent to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

The Greatest Hotel Accommodations

Posted on: November 8th, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Some hotels offer the bare necessities. Then there are hotels that go above and beyond to offer their guests the very best hospitality and accommodations. Here are a few accommodations that are hard to pass up:

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Dog-Friendly: There’s almost nothing better than having your furry companion with you during your stay. Some hotels accommodate those traveling with their dogs for a perfect and relaxing getaway without the worry of separate pet arrangements.

WiFi: In a world where so many of us rely on technology for most of our daily doings, complimentary WiFi is essential – especially when a hotel offers network across property, allowing constant connection while moving around.

Appliances: What a convenience to have a microwave oven and refrigerator in your very own room. This helps you save money during your travels by allowing you to prepare for meals in the privacy of your own retreat.

Fireplace: Not every hotel can say they offer a fireplace in each room, but if you’re lucky enough to find one then you’ve found a gem. Fireplaces are perfect for chilly winter nights where you just want to relax with a glass of wine after a day of venturing.

At Butterfly Grove Inn, we offer all of these hotel accommodations and more! We are a your very own home away from home with the luxury and peace you need while traveling to the coast of California.To make a reservation for you and your pet, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

Butterfly Grove Inn 1073 Lighthouse AvenuePacific Grove, CA 93950 Phone: +1-831-250-8191